The Little Epicurean

Oct 01 2014

Apple Pie

Apple Pie | the little epicurean

I didn’t always like apple pie.  That all changed when I learned about apple pie à la mode.  Two desserts on one plate?  Okay, you’ve got my full and undivided attention.

Growing up, I assumed “à la mode” was French for “with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.”  When my friends and I would play house/restaurant/cafe, we would order everything à la mode.  Even at birthday parties, it was birthday cake à la mode.  If you were one of the younger kids out of loop, you didn’t get a scoop of ice cream.  Silly, I know.

Apple Pie | the little epicurean

Imagine my horror when my started studying French.  On the first day of class I learned that à la mode had nothing to do with ice cream.  I was crushed.  I was fooled for all those years.  After that mishap, I wouldn’t let myself be fooled by French words again.  I continued to study French for six years throughout high school and college.

Naturally, if I am going to serve apple pie, you betcha there’s going to a scoop of ice cream.  Move over vanilla ice cream, I found a better flavor more suited for apple pie: whiskey ice cream.  I’ll be sharing the recipe to the sweet, boozy, delicious whiskey ice cream later this week.

Apple Pie | the little epicurean

Sep 29 2014

Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach

Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach | the little epicurean

During my high school years (circa late 90s- early 2000s), I relied heavily on All Recipes as my go-to source for baking adventures.  This was before I started my crazy cookbook collection, before there were thousands of food blogs to learn from, and when Food Network still played reruns of Emeril Live and dubbed Japanese Iron

Sep 24 2014

Toasted Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake | the little epicurean

No matter how much fun I have traveling and exploring other places, there really isn’t any place quite like home.  The familiar smells, my oh so comfortable couch, and my closet.  I miss my closet so much when I’m living out of a suitcase.  And usually after about day three, I miss my kitchen terribly.

Sep 22 2014

Pineapple Jalapeno Green Popsicles

Pineapple Jalapeño Green Popsicles | the little epicurean

Whew.  I’m glad last week’s Southern California heatwave is over.  I’m super thankful I was able to skip the heat for a little bit here in NYC.  I have a couple days left in the city until I have to return to LA. While I’m enjoying this cool weather, Alex is back at home taking

Sep 19 2014

Coffee Custard Filled Doughnuts

Coffee Custard Filled Doughnuts | the little epicurean

Coffee and doughnuts.  They’re just made for each other like… macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, biscuits and gravy, and all the other great couples of the food world. How about we combine coffee and doughnuts into one awesome treat?  YES, please! You can have it all with these coffee custard filled doughnuts.  It’s

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